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CKEditor 4 Installation Packages: Basic Documentation

CKEditor 4 is built from plugins which makes it easy to create a custom build tailored to your needs. Nevertheless, to make the initial trial and installation process easier, we have created three pre-configured installation packages (Basic, Standard and Full) that are a good base for learning about the available features and setups.

The installation packages are just predefined setups that aim to satisfy some common use cases. It is always recommended to build a custom CKEditor 4 package adjusted to your needs.

The packages differ in the number of plugins that they include by default. Do note that not all plugins created by CKSource are included in these presets — plenty of features such as captioned images, code snippets, embedded media resources, mathematical formulas, drag&drop uploads can be added to any CKEditor 4 build with the online builder.

Basic Package

This package contains plugins suitable for quick input fields. It has a minimal toolbar with basic text styles (bold, italic), lists and links.

Related Features

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  • Basic Preset
    <!doctype html>
    <html lang="en">
      <meta charset="utf-8">
      <meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow">
      <title>Basic Preset</title>
      <script src=""></script>
      <textarea cols="80" id="editor1" name="editor1" rows="10">&lt;p&gt;This is some &lt;strong&gt;sample text&lt;/strong&gt;. You are using &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;CKEditor&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/p&gt;</textarea>
        CKEDITOR.replace('editor1', {
          height: 150,
          removeButtons: 'PasteFromWord'